The application of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to tender 48 video clips has today been granted by the presidential election petitions tribunal
The application to tender the video was made by Chris Uche, counsel to the petitioners, in support of the petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of February presidential election.
However, the respondents Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) objected while describing the move as an “ambush”.
“Your lordship they are not part of the documents listed,” he said.
Uztaz Usman, INEC counsel, stated that the lawyers had not agreed on the presentation of the witness and evidence.
“What the media will be reporting will be another thing. We were taken by surprise. This does not comply with the first schedule of evidence act,” Usman had said.
Thereafter, the tribunal stood down for 1 hour 30 minutes to decide on the ruling.
Upon, resumption, the five-man panel of judges led by Mohammed Garba granted the request of the petitioners.
The panel held that “no specific evidence is excluded from being tendered as a piece of evidence.”